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Online Intersex Communities: Virtual Neighborhoods of Support and Activism By Brian ...

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Online Intersex Communities:

Making Noise—How Intersex Virtual Communities Resist

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Chapter 4: Bonding

67

Mission Statements and Agendas

68

Hyperlinking

70

Billboards, Discussion Forums, and Member-Only Access

74

Sharing Experiences

78

Reaching Out—A Pattern for Telling Stories

84

Giving Back to the Community

88

The Impact of Bonding

90

Chapter 5: Disseminating

93

The Power of “Weak Ties”

95

Push and Pull—Libraries, Media, and Speakers’ Bureau

97

Intersex Society of North America

102

Organisation Internationale des Intersexes

103

Recommending Doctors

106

Chapter 6: Confronting

111

Dave and Christine’s Story

111

Subverting Authority—The Power of Confession

113

The Missing Vagina Monologues

115

OII Special Investigation—“Deconstructing the Feminine Essence Narrative”

118

Challenging, Advising, Convincing Doctors

120

Chapter 7: Conclusion

129

DSD Controversy

129

Cultural Change Never Uniform

130